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Huge Subdivision Coming To Poca

Reported: Apr. 22, 2014 6:30 PM EDT
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POCA, W.Va. (Chris Williams) -- Poca has always been a quiet, little town with just under a thousand people in the city. Many of them have lived here their entire lives.

"I've basically been at the edge of a farm here where it's been open around me," said Poca Resident Larry Harris.

The property, just across from Harris' house, is about to grow big time. It will soon be a sub division with 66 single family homes. The community is going to be called Shiloh Estates, and people in Poca say this is huge for their city.

"It could bring in more businesses that could also benefit the community," Harris added.

Poca Mayor Jim Caruthers says usually only one or two homes per year are built in Poca, so this sub-division is going to be a game changer for the city.

"The grocery store, the gas station, the dollar general everything will receive spin off from this," said Mayor of Poca Jim Caruthers.

Around 200 people will live in this sub-division. The population spike will also bring in more money for the city, through property taxes.

"This may add as much 20 to 25 thousand more, that’s just guess on houses," added Caruthers.

Construction is still a long way off, but people tell me they are looking forward to what’s ahead.

"There will be more people here, so there will be more money for the businesses that exist," Harris added.



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